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Focus your search

  • To the right of the MultiSearch search bar there is a drop-down menu.
  • Click on the arrow next to it to make choices

MultiSearch landing page with dropdown offering options


Search and Refine

  • Enter your search terms into MultiSearch  (can include keywords, a title, DOI, and/or an author's name)
  • Refine your results: choose from the left hand panel (for instance, books, or a date range). Click apply filters.
  • Any filters you apply will appear at the top of the column.  Note also that you can click the 'X' to remove these.
  • If you are doing multiple searches, and would like to keep the filters you have selected, click on the padlock icon to keep the filter/s for subsequent searches.

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  • Access your items online ('Full-text available', 'Online access' or 'Download PDF' option)
  •  For accessing items in the physical collection, you will find further details below.

Physical collection: item availability and locations

Available at Macquarie University Library Level 1/ Level 2 indicates the item is available for you to borrow on the open shelves. 

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  • Call numbers starting with the letters A to J are on Level 2 (entrance level)
  • Call numbers starting with the letters K to Z are on Level 1 (below entrance level)



image of book record on the subject of Trees, with available at information indicating that it's in the automated retrieval collection

Available at Macquarie University Library Automated Retrieval Collection indicates that you need to request the item from the Automated Retrieval Collection (ARC), our on-site storage system. For more information about placing a request see our Request an Item page.

  • Check availability generally means that the item is on loan.
  • Clicking on the Check availability link will take you to information about when the book is due back.
  • If an item is on loan you can Sign in and place a Request for it. For more information see the Request an Item page.

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